A Sock Monkey Kind of Birthday
Do you have friends who adore sock monkeys? I have one such friend, and when I see sock monkey prints, it’s hard not to be one of those people who floods him with sock monkey gifts and pictures. I bought some sock monkey tissue paper for future use, plus at least one of each sheet of sock monkey paper made by Moda for Daisy D’s. A friend was selling her used Stampin’ Up! sock monkey stamp set, so I bought it with my friend in mind. Fast forward to his birthday, when I could finally use this stuff!
I layered the sock monkey paper and wrote the sentiment on the back of one of the paper pieces. I didn’t have light blue brads, so I colored two white ones with a Copic alcohol marker. I used a craft knife to carefully cut around the giant monkey on a pogo stick and used double-sided puffy adhesive to make him bounce off the page. 🙂
Normally, I wouldn’t stamp anything on the inside of the card, but I was dying to use this sock monkey stamp! I colored the little guy with markers and added dimensional eyes to both of the monkeys’ faces. Then I stamped his hate on the card and then again on paper that I colored, cut out, and glued. The balloon is actually an eyelet, and I attached it after I drew the string.
Fortunately, my sock-monkey-loving friend liked it. 🙂 He said, “Most amazing birthday card EVER!” so that pretty much made my day.
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